Monday, January 15, 2018

Donohoo, Splinter, & Co. tobacco

Thank you to Doug Olson for sharing this tobacco label from Donohoo, Splinter & Co. in Cuba City.

Located in the building now housing Antiques & Salvage, Donohoo, Splinter, & Co. formed sometime after 1895 and operated as a general store until 1910.

Uncle Daniel tobacco was made by the Scotten Dillon Company in Detroit.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Cuba City's 1955 Homecoming

A glimpse into Cuba City's 1955 homecoming parade and festivities. Courtesy of the David and Mary Dall family.

 Homecoming parade on Main Street. Richardson's Service Station (now Munyon's) is visible in the background.

Kellner Hardware (now Antiques Unlimited) is visible on the corner.

Behind Kellner Hardware, the old St. Rose church built by Rev. Samuel Mazzuchelli is visible. It was moved here from its original location by the St. Rose cemetery, north of Cuba City.

 Homecoming festivities at the football field.

The football player wearing the '98' jersey may be Reg Weber, based on a team photograph.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Basketball Scrapbook Highlights, 1954-57

Scrapbook highlights from Cuba City's varsity boys' basketball seasons, 1954-57. Courtesy of the David and Mary Dall family.

1954-55 varsity basketball team

1954-55 varsity basketball team

1955-56 varsity basketball team

1956-57 varsity basketball team

1956-57 varsity basketball team

1956-57 varsity basketball cheerleaders

1956-57 varsity basketball team

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

1953-1954 Undefeated 'B' Basketball Team

In 1953-54, Cuba City's freshman-sophomore boys' basketball team remained undefeated in their 18-game season. Here are two newspaper photos of the triumphant players and coach. Courtesy of the David and Mary Dall family.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Priests of St. Rose, 1950s

Below are images of two St. Rose priests in the 1950s: Rev. Leonard Barney and Rev. Paul Croke. Photographs courtesy of the David and Mary Dall family.

 Father Barney stands with students outside the St. Rose Catholic Church. He served at St. Rose from October 1928 until his death on January 12, 1954.

Father Croke served at St. Rose from February 1954-1961.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

School days at St. Rose

A few class photos taken outside the old St. Rose Catholic School. The school was built in 1916 and replaced by a newer building in 1955. Class photos courtesy of the David and Mary Dall family.

This well-loved photo of the first and second grades at St. Rose was taken in December 1941.

St. Rose School, on the right. The building stood from 1916-1955.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Albert James Galligan's World War I Mementos

Just in time for Veterans Day, enjoy this amazing collection from Albert James Galligan (1896-1972), a World War I veteran from Cuba City. Galligan sailed for France in 1918, serving with the 86th "Black Hawk" Division, 331st Machine Gun Battalion. He returned safely to the U.S. in 1919. Thank you to the David and Mary Dall family for sharing! 

Albert James Galligan

Draft registration card for Albert James Galligan

World War I draftees from Cuba City. Image from the Cuba City Centennial history.

Just outside Napoleon's tomb in Paris. This was taken on a sightseeing trip conducted by the YMCA.

Versailles, France. June 19, 1919.

Card sent by Galligan to his family in Cuba City to announce his return.

Upon his return to the United States, Galligan was sent to Camp Merritt in New Jersey.